Effort And Optimism

We do not have to try very hard to find something to be upset about, to criticize, or to complain about. Negativity is easy. It is also lazy and selfish. More difficult, but also infinitely more worthwhile, is finding things to be happy about, to be grateful for, and to celebrate. Positivity, specifically optimism, requires…

Difficult Decisions

There will be times in life when we have to make difficult decisions with less than complete information. There simply will not be enough time or resources with which to gather more information before having to act. Or, the information itself may be hidden, covered up, or might not even exist. Obviously, this is less…

Solutions From Frustration

We may be frustrated at the circumstances we find ourselves in, but anger does not lead to solutions. Frustration is a natural response to hindered progress, growth, and forward momentum. When we find ourselves slowed down, stopped, or even set back, it is quite easy to feel frustrated. The more effort, planning, and preparation we…

Disappointment’s Opportunity

Disappointment comes in many shapes and forms. It comes when we least expect it or when we are least ready for it. It can stop us in our tracks and destroy the hopes and plans we once had. But, disappointment should never be seen as the end of the road. It is a starting point…

On Appeasement

When we go along with something we do not agree with just to make someone else happy, or at least to make them not unhappy, we are doing a disservice to ourselves and others. Honesty, so long as it is coupled with kindness, is always a better policy than appeasement. Like all forms of dishonesty,…